Gingival depigmentation is a method used in cosmetic dentistry to remove patches or black spots on the gums caused by excessive melanin.
The normal color of the gum tissue is pink, but due to excess deposits of melanin will create black spots or patches on the gums, creating a cosmetic problem. This discoloration or spots may also be caused by long term use of certain medications.
A clinical opinion is carried out to customize the treatment according to patients needs, and the treatment itself involve surgical, chemical, or laser ablation techniques.
With the Waterlase MD cool water laser treatment, Dr. Sarika Yadav Israni is offering an effective and safe treatment for altering melanin pigmentation in the gum tissue, making the desired look of pink gums. Dr. Sarika Yadav Israni is offering this cosmetic laser service, helping patients in overcoming the feeling of conscious about smiles, and instead has healthy-looking pink gums.
The laser technique de-pigments the gums in one dental clinic visit. The treatment is almost painless, and patients may need the aid of topical anesthetic. This procedure is considered to be permanent, and should last up to 20 years, which depends on the patient's lifestyle.
Most areas of gum discoloration can be treated with a single clinic visit. Because the amount of pigment saturation and location of gum discoloration varies on an individual patient basis, Dr. Sarika Yadav Israni carefully customizes each patient's treatment.